Sr Project Architect

HGA is an award winning, interdisciplinary design firm with architects, engineers, planners, lighting designers, landscape architects, and interior designers working together to create holistic designs for our clients. Our portfolio includes the design of health care facilities, corporate headquarters, labs, museums, higher education buildings and campuses, and infrastructure improvements.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Sr Project Architect to join our ACE (Arts, Community, & Education) practice group, working out of our Milwaukee office on a variety of projects throughout the country. At HGA we work to foster an environment where diversity of thought, background and experience creates new energy. Through your curiosity, tenacity, creativity and unique insights you can make an impact every day. That impact is felt by your colleagues, by our clients, and by those who inhabit the spaces we create.

The position requires excellent communication, time management and technical skills as you will work closely with a Senior Designer and Project Manager developing non-routine and complex design concepts in a manner responsive to the client's needs and deadlines. Depending on project type and scope, you must be able to determine the right amount of effort needed to generate mid- to high-level documents in an efficient and timely manner. The candidate will also have multiple opportunities for client interaction and will help our team maintain a commitment to design and quality for all types of projects.


  • Develops a thorough understanding of projects; design philosophy and provides major input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate.

  • Provides technical design input. Responsible for a projects technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Designer.

  • Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.

  • Demonstrates strong project team leadership skills with an interest in project management.

  • Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project.

  • Contributes to the preparation of design documents and leads the detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.

  • Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction document drawings and specifications in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent.

  • Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.

  • Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CDs for conformance with design.

  • Performs construction administration duties (i.e. RFIs, RFPs, change orders, etc.)

  • Prepares reports and specifications; reviews completed reports, plans cost estimates and calculations.

  • Executes applicable agency review analysis (accessibility, zoning, life-safety, etc.)

  • Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required.

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Bachelors degree in architecture; Masters degree preferred

  • Architectural Registration required

  • Leed accreditation preferred

  • 10+ years of experience on small- to large-scale project types

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max, SketchUp, and other industry accepted software as well as expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed

HGA is both team-oriented and employee-friendly, and social activities are integrated into our office culture. We offer challenge, recognition and personal visibility with an opportunity to be part of some great projects.

To promote employee health and safety, and consistent with legal and public health guidance, HGA requires that all new hires report their COVID-19 vaccination status. This position requires full vaccination or a religious or medical exemption, approved by HGA consistent with applicable law.

ID: 2021-2110

External Company Name: HGA Architects & Engineers

Street: 333 East Erie Street

Salary Range
$56,000.00 - $73,000.00
per Year
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Milwaukee, WI, 53244, US